Hassan to Sign Medicaid Expansion Bill

Apr 5, 2016

 

Maggie Hassan
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Gov. Maggie Hassan is signing into law a Medicaid expansion bill that allows nearly 50,000 New Hampshire residents to keep their health care for another two years.

Medicaid expansion, made possible through President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, subsidizes health care for people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line, or roughly $16,000.

New Hampshire's version of the plan uses federal dollars to put people on private insurance plans. It would have ended this year without a legislative vote to reauthorize the plan. The next two-year renewal goes into effect as soon as the Hassan signs the bill.

Hassan is scheduled to sign the bill at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.